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  MADURAI - MEENAKSHI TEMPLE

Her compassionate dark eyes are like fish, nay fishes heightening the beauty of her rightly proportioned round face with broad forehead, resting on fully grown cheeks, separated by well cut nose, lit by red lips, standing on beautiful cone like chin. The name Meenakshi given at her christening ceremony is quite appropriate. She was named so, on account of the fish shaped eyes that thrilled her parents at first sight. Sure, such an august goddess must have awesome past . A little flash back is necessity, at this stage.

Now begins the legend of Mother Meenakshi, Malayadwaja who succeeded to the throne after an illustrious ruler was a brave king, but was without issues. He performed a great yagna along with his Dharmapatni Kanchanmala for santhana prapti. And at the end of it, a three summer old girl rose up from the sacrificial pit. She was lovely and attractive with a difference. She had three breasts instead of two, common to females. To the despaired couple, a divine voice informed that the third breast would disappear, when she would be seen by her life partner Comforted parents brought her up fondly as prince and taught all the arts of warfare. 

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